Man jumps from train trestle south of Cleveland

Cleveland Fire Department rescued a man Monday afternoon around 4:20 p.m. who jumped from a train trestle bridge at the East Fork of the San Jacinto River.

Cleveland Fire Chief Sean Anderson said the man was walking along the trestle bridge when he heard a train approaching and had to make a difficult decision.

“He chose the lesser of two evils by jumping off the bridge to avoid being hit by the train,” the fire chief said.

Firefighters used four-wheel drive vehicles to access the treacherous terrain and rescue the man. He was taken to a local hospital for examination.

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